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    Benjamin Edge

    by Benjamin Edge

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    Recreation of the pre-1990 ending theme to the 1980 through 1982 episodes of "Scooby-Doo & Scrappy-Doo" (seasons 2-4) as represented in syndication, before USA Cartoon Express. This covers the period as to when these 7-minute segments (3 per half hour) were part of "The Richie Rich/Scooby-Doo Show" (1980-82) and "The Scooby & Scrappy-Doo/Puppy Hour" (1982-83). Closing logo is the 1981 Worldvision "Radar Globe II" logo (with Taft byline).

    The end credits remain the 27-second long version from season 1, except the instrumental arrangement of the opening title theme is used, and closes out with the 1981 Worldvision logo. After the show's music ends, the final chord of the H-B "Swirling Star" jingle is played. The practice continued into the 1990 prints, which essentially just updated the 1981 Worldvision logo to the 1988 one (the "WHOOSH Globe").

    Cartoon Network's initial reruns ended in the same way as the USA Network prints (sped-up video, but not the aforementioned higher-pitched music), except the end logo was omitted, thus the credits ended at the copyright stamp, with the brass-and-timpani drum finale gone. Also: mid-'90s TBS reruns, which inexplicably begin with the opening credits from "The New Scooby-Doo Mysteries" (1984), the same bastardized version of the closing title is yet again used, but the 1994 H-B "Comedy All-Stars" logo shows up (interrupting the horns and timpani finale).

    On Boomerang reruns of this series, the video was slowed down to allow the entire music (with the horns-and-timpani finale) to play to the finish (at the copyright stamp), thus allowing the 1994 H-B "Comedy All-Stars" logo to play without interruption.

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